How To Make Delicious Dark Chocolate Truffles, Featuring Brain-Supporting Ingredients*

mbg Contributor By Danielle Shine
mbg Contributor
Danielle Shine is a professional natural foods chef, beauty editor (for Kris Carr), health coach, yoga teacher and nutritionist-in-training.
Chocolate Truffels In Cocoa Powder

Raise your hand if you think you're getting enough vegetables in your diet these days. Even if you're eating a massive salad at lunch or incorporating greens into your morning smoothie, you still may not be getting an adequate amount of veggies in your daily diet.

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One simple solution to level-up your intake is with a high-quality greens powder, such as mindbodygreen's organic veggies+. This blend features dark leafy greens like kale, spinach, and broccoli—plus alfalfa grass, green cabbage, beet root, spirulina, and carrots. Not to mention, it includes hard-to-find but oh-so-nutritious sea vegetables, including kelp and chlorella.

Not only are all of these nutrient-rich ingredients great for your overall health, but dark green leafy vegetables help support cognitive acuity and may delay age-related cognitive decline.* What's more, sea veggies offer omega-3 fatty acids, which can be beneficial to brain health.*

The great thing about this greens powder is you can add it to just about anything—smoothies, zucchini bread, guacamole, and so much more. One of my favorite ways to use the blend is by sneaking it into one of my favorite desserts: dark chocolate truffles.

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Dark Chocolate Truffles

Makes 5 to 8 truffles

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup (2 oz.) coconut butter
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) hot water
  • 150 g 100% dark chocolate, shaved
  • ½ cup (4 oz.) maple, date, or yacon syrup
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. organic veggies+
  • Contents of one dried vanilla bean
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Method

  1. Shave chocolate.
  2. Ensure water is warm so that mixture melts quickly, which allows for proper emulsification in the blender.
  3. Combine and blend on low-medium speed at first, increasing to high speed until contents become smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour into a large bowl to set into ganache. Leave uncovered at room temperature until completely cooled, then cover and place in the fridge to set completely, at least 2 hours.
  5. Once set, scoop small amounts with a teaspoon. Dust dry hands with cacao powder and roll quickly into small balls.
  6. Garnish with chopped seeds, chia, hemp seeds, flaxseeds, or roll in more organic veggies+.

In this recipe, the organic veggies+ blends in seamlessly, which means you won't even notice the bonus healthy ingredient in these nutritious truffles. Enjoy after dinner or as a midday treat!

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